Man, woman accused of leading troopers on pursuit in stolen vehicle

Kyle Blair Makayla Gann
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man and woman were arrested Friday after allegedly leading state troopers on a pursuit through St. Joseph County in a stolen vehicle, according to Indiana State Police.

At 10:50 a.m., troopers with ISP's Bremen Post All Crimes Policing Team tried to pull over a tan Lincoln SUV on State Road 933 when the Lincoln allegedly did not stop at a red light at the intersection with Pendle Road.

At the time, the SUV was towing a Ford pickup truck on a trailer and the ramp for the trailer was dragging along the pavement, according to reports.

When troopers initiated the stop, the SUV sped up on 933 and turned west onto Angela Boulevard.

As the vehicle navigated the roundabout at Angela and Riverside Drive, the trailer went up onto the curb and the Ford pickup dislodged from the trailer.

The pickup rolled down an embankment and toward the river as the SUV continued westbound, reports said.

Troopers lost sight of the SUV near Berkley Place and Oakwood Drive but found it when officers with the South Bend Police Department located it and the trailer near Hollywood Place and Lagoon Court.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 26-year-old Kyle Blair of South Bend, and his passenger, identified as 26-year-old Makayla Gann of Mishawaka, were found shortly after the two allegedly ran in different directions from the vehicle.

Troopers found two handguns that were thrown from the SUV near where the pickup fell off the trailer, reports said.

They later learned the SUV was reported stolen out of Elkhart, troopers said.

Blair had an active arrest warrant and was wanted on a parole violation when the pursuit took place, according to reports.

Following the chase, he was arrested on the charges of resisting law enforcement, felon in possession of a handgun and possession of stolen property.

Gann was arrested on the charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of stole property and possession of methamphetamine.

Both were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

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